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Bongumusa commented on R4R: Recycling for Resilience by Waste Pickers

This innovative project has huge potential in addressing climate change issue through grassroot bottom-up approach by city dwellers. Interestingly enough is that waste pickers are partners to sustainable and liveable city which is the vision of the City of Durban. They are self organised and they know the challenges they are facing but continuously take lead to present an alternative. If this project is supported, first state of the art green recycling campus which will ensure humane conditions for pickers and while reducing possible abuse by well established recycling organisations will be established within the City of Durban but run by waste pickers in partnership with AET. Number of lessons from this project have been well documented and shared with other cities for replication in other cities but equally for mind shift and sustainability within City of Durban.